Ten Minutes From The Ship: Easing Into International Travel

One of the best parts of seeing the world by ship is the safe and secure environment that vessel provides.  By river or sea, we go off exploring on a tour or by ourselves then return to our home away from home.  Sure, there are ‘bad parts’ of any town, Read More …

Sunrises And Sunsets At Sea: Photo Tips And Examples

One of my favorite parts of travel by cruise ship is when the sun comes up and when the sun goes down.  Sunrises and Sunsets At Sea is a collection of those moments, captured while sailing around the world with a variety of cruise lines.  When it comes to the topic of Read More …

Viking Longships Illustrated

To take a fresh look at the ships of Viking River Cruises we recently traveled to Germany to create Viking Longships Illustrated: A Resource For Your Cruise Planning Pleasure. The occasion: the christening of two new Viking Longships at a riverside ceremony in Koblenz, a favorite stop I enjoyed first on Viking’s Grand European Tour Read More …

White Continent Cruising Options Include New Expedition Yachts

Sailing to Antarctica happens during a short season that runs from November to March. Abercrombie & Kent as well as Seabourn Cruises top our list of travel companies who go there, along Silversea Cruises, Holland America Line, National Geographic Explorer, Quark Expeditions, Hurtigruten and more.  A new option in the world of white continent cruising Read More …

Cruising Behind The Scenes: Before The Dining Room Opens

Dinner is a major event on pretty much any cruise ship and one that commands a great amount of attention, for everyone.  As passengers we plan the evening around dinner, choosing a preferred time to dine and often lining up before the doors open, cameras ready to document the experience. It’s just Read More …

Beyond Cruise News: First Family Of Cruising Honored And A New Term To Know

Wrapping up a whirlwind schedule of cruise travel events, we have a truckload of news from a variety of sources.  This is not ‘news’ like BREAKING NEWS! But stories that have come up along the way that deserve a lot more attention.  Going beyond cruise news headlines, i’ll make this Read More …